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J Briggs Cormier

J Briggs Cormier

J Briggs Cormier

External Relations Coordinator; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts


(614) 292-8241

470 Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
1932 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Office Hours

By appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Recruiting & Admissions
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Advancement & Alumni Engagement
  • Avant Garde Theatre
  • Directing
  • Drag Performance
  • Movement


  • PhD The Ohio State University
  • MFA University of Memphis
  • BA Rhodes College

J. Briggs Cormier works directly with Arts and Sciences Marketing and Communications and chair of the department to support marketing, communications, recruiting, and event planning needs. He manages, maintains, and develops content for the department’s website and social media channels; partners to develop print publications, promotional materials, and advertising; supports recruiting events and initiatives; plans and executes special events and serves as the department’s advancement (development and alumni relations) liaison.

Cormier is a recipient of the university's highest award recognizing diversity efforts--the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. He has also received the Director's Award from the Multicultural Center and a Commendation for Service and Leadership from the University Senate.

He also is an adjunct assistant professor in the department, teaching courses and directing in the season as needed. He serves as Resident Director for the London Theatre Program. He directed The Seagull (Autumn 2021), the department's first onstage performance with an audience after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in spring of 2020. His most recent directing directing project was She Kills Monsters (Autumn 2023), the first production in the new Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building.